Students' Emergency Responsibilities


  • File personal evacuation plan with Student Affairs.
  • Practice signing on for each course through Blackboard.
  • Provide regular and alternative e-mail address and phone contact information to each instructor.
  • Pack textbooks, assignments, syllabi and any other needed materials for each course and bring during an evacuation/suspension.

During Evacuation/Suspension

  • Faculty will continue to expect the same level of responsibility and performance from students during an evacuation/suspension.
  • Students are required to keep up with course work during the evacuation/suspension as specified on course syllabi and on-line Blackboard courses.
  • Students should complete any reading and/or writing assignments given by professors before emergency began.
  • Students should also monitor the main universeity site ( for general information.

Assuming a power source is available...

  • Log on to university Web site within 48 hours of an evacuation.
  • Log on to each course through Blackboard or e-mail within 48 hours of an evacuation.
  • Log on to the university Blackboard site,, within 48 hours of any evacuation to receive further information regarding contacting course instructors for assignments, etc.
  • Complete Blackboard and/or other online assignments posted by professors (students are required to turn in assignments on time during the evacuation/suspension period and once the university campus has reopened.)
  • Students are required to contact professors during an evacuation/suspension (or as soon as classes resume on campus) to explain any emergency circumstances that may have prevented them from completing expected work.

Additional information can be obtained through the following links:


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